Robb Dunbar Receives UM Award for Outstanding Teaching

March 3, 2017

Robb Dunbar

The University of Minnesota has announced Dr. Robb Dunbar is being honored as a 2016-17 recipient of the prestigious Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award. The Morse Award is bestowed annually since 1965 upon exceptional teachers who are nominated by their colleges as a way to recognize excellence in undergraduate education. Recipients of the award become members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and receive the title “Distinguished University Teaching Professor.” Dr. Dunbar is the first University of Minnesota Rochester faculty member to receive the award.

Dr. Dunbar serves UMR as an exemplary faculty member; his students, past and present, describe him as a dynamic and engaging teacher who “stands in a category all his own.” Along with his admirable teaching, Dr. Dunbar’s scholarship regarding the connection between student development and academic success is contributing new, important knowledge regarding student learning. 

Dr. Dunbar will participate in an awards ceremony at the McNamara Alumni Center on the Twin Cities campus in late April. All recipients of the award are recognized with a permanent presence on The Scholar’s Walk on the UMTC campus.

The UMR community is honored and pleased to join with the Selection Committee for the Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award in recognizing Professor Dunbar’s outstanding teaching, scholarship and leadership. His commitment to UMR’s vision and mission make him a deserving recipient of this noteworthy honor.